News Articles And Trip Reports

As fate would have it, a major snow storm hit Canterbury the day before and the day of our intended departure. We listened anxiously for news of a possible re-opening of Lewis Pass. Not to be deterred, some of use made the read more »

Mt Ruapehu Basecamp  10-17th February 2021

The attached photos were taken on the club basecamp at Iwikau Village on the read more »

Tramp to Edwards Hut, February 2021

The aim of this tramp was to climb up to Tarn Col – which two of the group did achieve!

Sunday was a pleasant, warm day which made the five hour tramp up the Edwards River very pleasant. The rivers were read more »

From the Lees Valley Road there is a 3 kilometre long 4WD track across farmland It is a rough 4WD track in the car that can be done by 2WD in summer after dry weather.' This leads to a car park.

On a hot read more »

It was originally planned that this tramp would leave from Pudding Hill Stream and traverse Pudding Hill Range and Mt Bruce before dropping down to Cookies Hut which is located on the Swift River. A reconnaissance showed that this was too ambitious so we started from Double Hill Run read more »

18/08/2020      Tribulation Hut

Tribulation Hut tramp 16 & 17 August 2020

Take blue skies, no wind, stunning scenery and a great team of trampers and you have a fabulous tramp like this one.

The tramp starts from the bridge over Redcliffe Stream read more »

1/03/2020      Black Hill Hut tramp

Black Hill Hut tramp, 23 – 24 February 2020

We had arranged for a key so that Peter could drive us for the first 9.3 km of the tramp which is across farmland. A bit of confusion reigned as we tried to drive along the wrong farm track read more »

Sisters carpark to Hope Kiwi Lodge

18 & 19 August 2019

The original trip was meant to start at Windy Point on the Lewis Pass highway. As there has been a problem with cars being broken into or stolen at carparks on that stretch of road it was decided to read more »

11/07/2019      Jollie Brook Hut Circuit

Jollie Brook Hut circuit tramp 7th & 8th  July 2019

The weather was fabulous with blue skies, the rivers were low, there were bunks available in the hut and the company was great. Ideal conditions!

On the first day we tramped about 4 hours from the Sisters Swingbridge car read more »

Tramp to Nina Hut 9 & 10 June 2019

What a delightful tramp which took just under 4 hours each way!